Smithsonian Institution

Smithsonian Institution

Often referred to as "the Nation's Attic," the Smithsonian Institution is home to several museums, and has a wonderfully disparate collection of artifacts and exhibitions.

The "cursed" Hope Diamond is here, as is the Wright Brothers' Kitty Hawk Flyer, a moon rock, several reconstructed dinosaurs and an Apollo space capsule.

A vast museum complex, several of the Smithsonian's most popular sites include the Air and Space Museum, the Natural History Museum, the National Zoo and the American History Museum. Newer and notable are the African Art Museum and, for those who really love their museums, the Postal Museum.

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